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The Man Behind the Mansion: Frank Delos Wolfe

By John Christian, Assistant Archivist It may sound sacrilegious for a historian to say, but I am not the biggest fan of architectural history. Or at least that was the case before I was contacted by Krista Van Laan in February of this year. Krista was working on her book Frank Delos Wolfe: California Prairie […]


Research Library Closed November 15

Due to the Mt. Eden & Chabot College Stories photo scanning event, the HAHS Research Library will be closed on Saturday, November 15.  Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, November 19.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  To schedule an appointment for on-site research, please call (510) 581-0223 to speak with one of […]


We’re looking for a few good…

By Diane Curry, Curator …photos! (not what you thought I was going to say, huh?). Every museum has gaps in their collection—certain subjects or people that should be represented in the collection but just aren’t because the museum hasn’t looked for them specifically or the items haven’t been donated yet. We have a gap in […]